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[TR] Mount Rainier - DC 9/12/2009

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Trip: Mount Rainier - DC

 

Date: 9/12/2009-9/13/2009

 

Trip Report:

with the resent snow and stellar forecast decided to give Rainier one last quick summer hoorah. took a buddy up for his first glacier climb.

 

late season route length with mid-season conditions

 

with weather breaks should be in good through Sept.

 

ok snow up portions of the cleaver but gad i hate scree...i dont think i can do even a partially melted out cleaver again

 

couple fun sections on the traverse to the Emmon's shoulder

 

summit temps were chilly but bearable...prob chilled up there for an hour and a half...then back down for food

 

over all the slog to Muir was tedious...the route was in pretty good shape with all the snow

 

pics

 

view from Paradise

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eary am ice navigation

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crater traverse and lenticular cloud forming

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crater

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summit shot

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back accross to the cleaver

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lenticular summit engulfment

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weather moving in on our way out

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Gear Notes:

the regular stuff and ear plugs for the hut...some people just dont have a clue

 

Approach Notes:

sloppy snow

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